Spirit of the Smokies Condo Lodge
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We have had to luxury of planning for about 6 weeks. We were taking a tour, but had to cancel due to a traveling companion having a knee problem. Luckily, we had travel guard insurance so filed a claim then started a whole new plan.
We have never been on a cruise so decided we might as well try it now.
Highbury & Islington / Arsenal
Woke up to a delicious breakfast of ham and cheese omelets by Chef Marcus, who don't need no spatula to flip some eggs.
We broke camp leisurely and headed south ...
... stayed in Gatlinburg a couple of nights and we did a **** load of walking which we needed after all the meat we have been eating.
In true form Troy and I decided we'd pick a hike that was called 'Chimney top', only 4 miles long can't be that bad. Holy **** it was steep! When you get to the top you have to climb a massive boulder I got about a quarter of the way up the boulder and started to freak out it ...
... when I tossed the bag into the dumpster.
Then we saw the bathrooms. Flush toilets! Running water! A sink where I could wash my greasy, itchy hair! I’d been such a snob about being a backpacker. “How can they call car camping camping?” I’d sneer, looking at the twelve-pound tents and seven-pound cast iron frying pans sold in sporting goods stores like Cabela’s. Now, I gloried in the luxury of picnic tables. No need to balance my lunch on my ...
... take a fake shower near the top.
This one was still a little of a climb but much less torturous. There were tons of people at the top waiting for their Kodak moment behind the falls so we joined the queue. Got our romantic snaps and Chris got a quick head cool off.
Then we descended a steep bit near the river/falls and dipped our bods. Chris made a ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Adjoining Rooms
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility